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Location:

OH,

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I started running in Feb of 2009.

First 5K- April 18th, 2009

First Marathon- Sept 19,2009 - Wright Patt Air Force Base Marathon.

PR 5K 19:36  7/04/11  Americana 5K   

PR 10K 42:25  8/06/11  Tadmor 10K (Dam run... HILLS)

PR Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon 3:14:38

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Show up. 

REALLY show up.

2017 Races

Tie dye 50K - 29th

11/11 Richmond Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston 

Run Boston!  

No injuries and another marathon.

Did I mention avoiding injuries? 

More marathons, help others around me achieve goals.  

Personal:

Married and have two daughters 15 & 21... I hope to convert at least one into a runner :)

Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 149.93 Year: 547.78
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 319.27
Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Lifetime Miles: 744.21
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 514.86
Under Armor Speedform Lifetime Miles: 782.25
Saucony Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 816.18
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 672.30
Innov8 220 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Lifetime Miles: 582.87
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Lifetime Miles: 719.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 670.32
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 806.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 722.88
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 289.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 350.40
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 210.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
137.1343.00180.13
Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 9.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 66.63Innov8 220 Miles: 41.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 51.00Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 9.00Under Armor Speedform Miles: 3.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.330.0012.33

AM- 64º/69%, nice running weather. 6 Recovery miles, my quads are shot. 

PM- 73º Nice. More recovery miles, quads still stiff. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 6.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 6.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.400.006.40

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.0018.0020.00

AM- 56º, 4:45am - incredibly good conditions. I have not been happy with my long runs recently and after taking a few days off at the beginning of this week I had a decent Wednesday and happy with todays long run. I have learned heat and/or the sun takes a lot out of me - none of that today :) 

2 Mile w/u- then 18  (MP goal 7:40) - 7:28, 7:29, 7:29, 7:39, 7:39, 7:46, 7:31, 7:32, 7:36, 7:41, 7:39, 7:24, 7:22, 7:46, 7:37, 7:37, 7:33, 6:41 - I wanted to see what I had left for mile 20, so I am pleased with some ChuckRoastish. 

Off to the Fair at New Boston! Good times and food await! 

 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 20.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.250.006.25

65º 6 recovery miles. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 6.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.100.006.10

68° Starting to warm back up, heat wave coming. 11 Days to the marathon. Taper mode enagaged. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

AM- 72º and sticky. I either have the worst allergies in 10 years or I have a sinus cold out of the blue. Ran with a cough drop. Marathon in 10 days, taper mode here- now to make sure I am healthy race day. It's just odd, I never get sick while training. After a marathon sure, I am not sure what hit me, but I feel terrible. I think my nose is running faster than me. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

AM- 71º/100% Humidity...  Went to the docs yesterday. I figured I was too close race day to take any chances. Glad I went, but I had the trifecta of issues. Bacterial infection, viral infection and allergies. Awesome. However, doc was confident he would have me ready for race day. Lots of meds. 

6 easy, yet not easy. Wet. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.004.0012.00

Just a tune up for next week. Marathon is 7 days. Still not feeling well, but the meds are definitely working. What a different a week makes in conditions though. Last week, ideal conditions, STRONG run. And while today I just wanted a few fast miles to keep my legs honest a 20 degree hike in temps made that a chore. 74º/88%/70 4 Easy, 4 HMP/10K pace, 4 Easy. A coughing fit at the end of mile 7 made mile 8 and 9 more difficult that it should have been. At the end though it seemed like a short run. I think that is a good sign. Next weeks forecast is not promising, but things can change rapidly. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

58º Teeth hurting from the sinus infection. Progessively faster without effort. Got my first Alert email from the marathon. Potentially dangerous heat/humidity levels for the race. Sigh. Oh well, its the 20th aniversary, I can run for fun if needed. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.002.008.00

AM-55º More nice weather that is  not here to stay. 4 Easy then 2 fast to keep me honest and 2 cool down. Still coughing. Preparing.

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

62º 4 Miles. Progressive w/o  effort. Coughing was less and teeth pain reduced. Good. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

2 Mile pre marathon shake out. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 2.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.008.009.00

Up early, oatmeal on and drugged up. Wasn't feeling the best, but I was confident if the meds did their job I could do mine. They pushed the start back to 8am due to some lighting -however most of the runners were not happy with this since that lightening was at 5am. It was about 72º and very humid. Race started and mile 1 went off without a hitch. Pace was fine breathing slightly labored, but nothing I couldn't handle. By mile 3 I was having huge issues breathing and trying to figure out how to fight through it. By mile 7 I was toast. Vomiting, nose, lungs all fighting against me. Holding a pace was not in the cards and honestly I was just too dizzy so I just stopped in the medical tent. I have never not finished a race so there is a 1st time for that. I will look at the bright side and know I will have a fast recovery. I also in a weird way thankful this was at mile 9 and not 19. At 19 I know I would have pushed on and that could have been worse overall for me. Another day perhaps... now to get well. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.501.006.50

Not sure how I feel. Easing back in 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 6.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

On the road. Still trying to get well. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 2.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.003.508.50

84- very warm. Went to a park south of Columbus. Showing signs of feeling OK. I think. Ran trails.... 8.5 with some mile repeats. Saw some huge deer, 11 Bison here, Indian burial mound, lots of hills with packed gravel, Tired, but needed something. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 8.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

80- 3.5 Easy. Back home tonight. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 3.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Not not 100%. However, improving. I think. 7 easy. warm and wet still. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.800.007.80

82, hot. Trying to run through this stupid thing.

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 7.80
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

80, warm. Needed an afternoon boost. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 3.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.250.008.25

AM- 72º Wet. Teeth hurting again from sinus infection. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.005.008.00

AM- 53º OH YES. So much better. Still not 100%, but I think my strength is coming back. Progressive run 7:38, 7:32, 7:26, 7:20, 6:49

There is an new marathon Saturday. I wonder if I still have enough fitness to run it strong. I know I could finish, but I'd like to race it, I just wonder if I lost too much fitness these past 3 weeks. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Thunderstorms cut it short :(

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

7, felt better. Of course 55 degrees makes that happen. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.501.508.00

63 with a cool rain. 13 x 20s striders @ 5k pace. Overall an okay run. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
137.1343.00180.13
Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 9.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 66.63Innov8 220 Miles: 41.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 51.00Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 9.00Under Armor Speedform Miles: 3.50
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